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American consumer confidence ticked up slightly in July, according to the latest Consumer Confidence Index issued by The Conference Board, a global business research association. The organization's Index rose from 127.1 in June to 127.4 in July. People's perceptions of the present financial situation increased from 161.7 to 165.9, while their expectations for the future declined from 104 to 101.7. The monthly survey is based on a probability-design random sample and is conducted for The Conference Board by Nielsen.